Practical General Practice Nursing

Practical General Practice Nursing

1st Edition - June 29, 2021

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  • Authors: Marion Welsh, Susan Brooks
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702080289
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702080463

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This brand-new title Practical General Practice Nursing has been developed to support the professional development of the General Practice Nurse, in particular the ‘early career’ practitioner. This book provides a contemporary and practical approach to understanding the breadth and depth of this unique community nursing role. With the content developed by expert practitioners and nurse educators from across the UK this truly comprehensive book covers a wide range of clinical and professional topics. Presented in an easy to read format, which is illustrated in full colour, this book represents an excellent resource to support the practice nurse in the delivery of evidence-based care. Marion Welsh and Sue Brooks, both of whom have wealth of experience in working as General Practice Nurses, have edited this first edition, whose key features include:

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of evidence-based person-centred care
  • Practical application for contemporary practice
  • Perspectives and policies from all four countries of the UK

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Dedication
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  •     List of Tables
  •     List of Illustrations
  • 1.  Contemporary general practice nursing
  •     Introduction
  •     Impact factors affecting healthcare provision
  •     Envisaging an NHS fit for purpose
  •     General practice – contribution and structure
  •     General practice nursing: Multifaceted, complex and evolving
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     References
  • 2.  Practice nursing: Responding to the public health challenges
  •     Introduction
  •     Contemporary public health
  •     Social determinants of health and health inequalities
  •     Public health priorities
  •     Nursing and the gpn contribution to public health
  •     Protecting health, promoting health, preventing ill health
  •     Theories, models and strategies
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     References
  • 3.  Delivering quality healthcare in general practice
  •     Introduction
  •     Defining quality in healthcare
  •     Clinical governance priorities
  •     Delivering quality care in general practice
  •     Measuring quality care – general practice
  •     Continuous quality improvement
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     References
  • 4.  Anticipatory care: Person-centred management of long-term conditions in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Conceptualising LTC management within general practice
  •     Development of LTC management and the GPN
  •     Prevalence, demographics and healthcare burden
  •     Health inequalities and LTCS
  •     Drivers for LTC healthcare delivery
  •     Health screening and surveillance
  •     Person-centred models of care for LTCS
  •     Anticipatory care planning and LTCS
  •     Key learning points
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     References
  • 5.  Legal, ethical and professional practice: Frameworks for care delivery
  •     Introduction
  •     Legal frameworks for healthcare and social care delivery across the UK
  •     Professional accountability
  •     Ethical decision-making
  •     Nursing roles – rights and advocacy
  •     Professionalism, roles, relationships and power
  •     Autonomy and competencies
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     References
  • 6.  The consultation
  •     Introduction
  •     Triage and consultation
  •     Clinical decision-making
  •     Health literacy
  •     Safety netting
  •     Referral
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 7.  Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Who is at risk?
  •     Aetiology of COPD
  •     Asthma
  •     Bronchitis
  •     Emphysema
  •     Bronchiectasis
  •     COPD assessment and diagnosis
  •     COPD review
  •     Smoking
  •     Nonpharmacological management
  •     Long-term oxygen therapy
  •     The role of carers in COPD
  •     End-of-life care
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 8.  Managing asthma in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Definition, aetiology and presenting symptoms
  •     Assessment and diagnosis
  •     Management of asthma
  •     Asthma education
  •     Asthma review
  •     Acute exacerbations of asthma
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 9.  Managing cardiovascular conditions in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Hypertension: Assessment, diagnosis and management
  •     The GPN role in the management of hypertension
  •     Coronary heart disease
  •     Chronic kidney disease
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 10.  Managing endocrine conditions in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     The endocrine system
  •     Management of thyroid dysfunction
  •     Role of GPN
  •     Management of pancreatic dysfunction
  •     Role of GPN
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 11.  Managing neurological conditions in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Caring for patients with a neurological disease
  •     Epilepsy
  •     Management
  •     Pharmacological treatment of tonic or atonic seizures
  •     Multiple sclerosis
  •     Risk factors
  •     Ongoing management and health promotion
  •     Parkinson’s disease
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 12.  Managing mental health conditions in primary care
  •     Mental health problems in primary care
  •     Assessing and screening mental health status
  •     Common mental health presentations
  •     Treatment strategies for common mental health issues
  •     Eating disorders
  •     Serious mental illness
  •     Self-harm and suicide
  •     Adverse life events
  •     Risk management and safety netting
  •     Professional issues
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 13.  Managing minor illness in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Respiratory conditions
  •     Ophthalmic conditions
  •     Ear conditions
  •     Urinary conditions
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 14.  The practice nurse’s role in optimising child health
  •     Introduction
  •     Caring for children
  •     Children and young people’s physiological development
  •     Children’s psychological development/ways of thinking
  •     Consent
  •     Child protection and safeguarding
  •     Vaccination and immunisation
  •     Allergies
  •     Obesity and eating disorders
  •     Skin
  •     What is a child-friendly environment?
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 15.  The practice nurse’s role in promoting sexual and reproductive health
  •     Introduction
  •     Cervical screening and general practice nurses
  •     Sexually transmitted infections
  •     Reproductive health – contraception
  •     Female genital mutilation
  •     Transgender healthcare
  •     Summary
  •     Acknowledgements
  •     References
  • 16.  The practice nurse’s role in supporting people with learning disabilities
  •     Introduction
  •     Setting the contemporary scene
  •     Advancing the healthcare and social care landscape
  •     Legislation and safeguarding – UK perspectives
  •     Assessing health needs: Implications for primary care
  •     Networking healthcare and social care services for people with learning disabilities
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     References
  • 17.  Managing wounds in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Normal wound-healing process
  •     Holistic wound assessment
  •     Intrinsic factors
  •     Extrinsic factors
  •     Wound management
  •     Selecting an appropriate wound dressing
  •     Challenges in primary care
  •     Leg ulcers
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • 18.  Managing dermatological conditions in primary care
  •     Introduction
  •     Skin physiology and anatomy
  •     Managing the dermatology consultation
  •     Assessment and management of dermatological lesions and rashes
  •     Treating common skin complaints
  •     Skin lesions or rashes of immediate or intermediate clinical concern
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     References
  • 19.  Travel healthcare
  •     Introduction
  •     The provision of travel health in a primary care setting
  •     Travel risk assessment
  •     Vaccine-preventable risks and their management
  •     Non–vaccine-preventable risks and appropriate advice
  •     Training for travel health
  •     Summary
  •     Resources
  •     Essential guidance for travel health practice
  •     National online travel health websites and helplines for healthcare professionals
  •     Key resources for vaccines and immunisation training
  •     Useful travel health sites for the general public
  •     International resources
  •     References
  • 20.  The future of general practice nursing
  •     Introduction
  •     The context for continuous professional development in the healthcare sector of the UK
  •     Early preparation for GPN roles
  •     GPN opportunities in education and research
  •     Advanced practice – generalists and specialists
  •     GPNS as leaders and strategists
  •     Summary
  •     References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 29, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702080289
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702080463

About the Authors

Marion Welsh

Susan Brooks

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